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Our vision is a world where people live free from the effects of stroke. This vision drives our global effort to improve stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support.

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The state of stroke services across the globe: report of World Stroke Organization

03 Jun 2021

Read the full results from the survey conducted by WSO–WHO–Lancet Neurology Commission on Stroke on the status of stroke services in LMICs compared to high-income countries.

The 74th World Health Assembly - 24-31 May

03 Jun 2021

This year's World Health Assembly (WHA74) took place from the 24th to the 31st of May 2021 and was virtually hosted from Geneva. Learn more about WSO participation in the article.

Accuracy in BP Measurement and Effective Hypertension Control Promoted on World Hypertension Day

17 May 2021

Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!

SPOTLIGHT

World Stroke Conference 2021

13th World Stroke Congress


28-29 October, 2021

The WSO Congress will be held as a virtual meeting with a focus on live interactive elements on 28-29 October 2021 and will be organized by a program committee representing various continents around the world.

World Stroke Academy

World Stroke Academy


The World Stroke Academy is a core educational activity of World Stroke Organization and provides high-quality stroke education to healthcare professionals

#StrokeDontStayAtHome

World Stroke Campaign


We campaign throughout the year to raise awareness of key issues in stroke prevention, treatment and recovery. Our tools and resources are designed to help members and stakeholders build stroke awareness and advocate for action of the things that matter most.

Awareness and advocacy

WSO is a global voice for stroke professionals, patients and caregivers. Our advocacy goal is to ensure that stroke gets the level of policy attention and investment required to address this world-leading cause of disability and death.

Education

WSO is committed to providing members with access to educational material and resources, aimed at improving stroke care and reducing the global burden of stroke. These materials are available in various forms icnluding webinars and other online resources, as well as teaching courses.

International Journal of Stroke

International Journal of Stroke


As WSO's flagship publication, IJS publishes high-quality research articles, reviews and clinical trial protocols from around the world. IJS is part of our work to build a global stroke research community.

Future Leaders

Future Leaders

The Future Stroke Leaders website together with the member log in area went live in February. Participants are currently actively engaging in the programme discussions through member log in area and Slack interface.

Roadmap to delivering quality stroke care

Roadmap to delivering quality stroke care

The Roadmap supports organisations to make and monitor progress in delivering quality stroke services. It is a companion piece to the WSO Global Stroke Services Guideline.

Stroke Riskometer™

Stroke Riskometer™

The Stroke Riskometer is a mobile app that helps you to calculate your risk of stroke and take action to reduce it.

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Advocacy toolkit

Advocacy toolkit

This toolkit will help you to advocate effectively for priority improvements to stroke care.

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World Stroke Academy

World Stroke Academy

The World Stroke Academy is a core educational activity of the World Stroke Organization and provides high-quality stroke education to healthcare professionals.

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Global Stroke Factsheet

Global Stroke Factsheet

This document provides an overview of the best available scientific evidence to give reliable and up to date data on stroke and its impact around the world.

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SSO Toolkit

SSO Toolkit

This toolkit offers advice and help to those wishing to set up an SSO in countries where none exist and guidance on growing your SSO in different countries and contexts.

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Become a Member

WSO membership connects you to a global network of people who are committed to and support each other to improve stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support.

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Our partners and sponsors

Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.

Medtronic Platinum Plus
Boehringer Ingelheim Platinum Plus
BMS Pfizer Gold
Allm Bronze
Ipsen Bronze